BLV Pour Homme by Alberto Morillas for BVLGARI 2001

Hi Flitter Sniffers,

How lucky am I? One of my buddies Scott and I talk fragrance all the time. Recently he asked if I’d tried BVLGARI BLV Pour Homme ansd I had to admit that I hadn’t because while I love the BVLGARI aesthetic and loads of their jewellery, am thrilled that they basically invented tea fragrances and think their bottles are gorgeous I have suffered from too available snobbishness and not really sniffed the line at all. What did he do to rectify the problem? Gave me his own bottle which has clearly been loved to 20% left. Honoured? Yes I am…

BLV Pour Homme by BVLGARI 2001

 BLV FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Ginger, cardamom
Heart: Tobacco blossom, tobacco,, juniper, gingko
Base: Grey teak, sandalwood, cedarwood, musk

Many, no to be honest a couple, of the reviews I read about BLV Pour Homme were dismissive of it saying it is predictable, boring and unimaginative. Compared to WHAT?? Opens warm and ripe, a sexy and spicy welcome that gets its sparkle on quickly and you can smell the cardamom clear as day. When the initial rush calms down you are left with a green, wet, slightly boozy and powdery fresh scent that stays that way for a while before the woods demand your attention, they’ve been there all along but the other accords were too big to let them shine. It’s a warm and dry finale that will linger till tomorrow morning, I never seem to get to the end. There is always a small whiff of fresh woodiness left that is way more lovely than my skin.

Too hefty for a fragrance phobic work but anywhere else BLV Pour Homme by BVLGARI is a winner. Not nearly as ubiquitous as it was in the early 21st century, and it’s a deeper and more expressive fragrance than most of what is offered now. BLV is a lady killer, caveat emptor! I love to wear BLV and snuggle on the couch too, it’s that6 kind of fragrance, loving myself sick.

BLVpourHomme perfumeblvdPhoto Stolen perfumeblvd

Further reading NowSmellThis compares BLV with  Lutens: 5 o’clock Gingembre
FragranceNet has 50ml $32 before discount
SurrenderToChance starts at $3/ml

Have you tried BLV Pour Homme? Do you know someone who wears it? Does the BVLGARI line entice or repel you?

Here is proof not to judge until you have spritzed.
Till tomorrow, take care of yourself and those around you.
Portia xx

6 comments on “BLV Pour Homme by Alberto Morillas for BVLGARI 2001

  1. David Watson says:

    Portia!!! I love this one and wear it weekly! I have one of the other BVLGARI scents that I plan to review for APJ later in the year. Fab fragrances!!

  2. laniersmith says:

    I have pass it by so many times and dismissing it as something I would try when I was bored. Not any more thanks to your great review. I saw it at a good price at the Nordstrom Rack outlet so on my way home…sniff sniff!

  3. susan says:

    I have tried BLV Pour Homme but I’m not remembering it really well. I think I liked it, I rather like most of their perfumes. The one I loved from this series, which I fear may be discontinued now, was BLV Notte Pour Femme. Worth a shot if you see it!

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